Plan Your Weekend: December 4 to 7, 2014

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Find the perfect things to do in Houston this weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Thursday, December 4 to Sunday, December 7, 2014.

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All Weekend Long

Thursday, December 4

Friday, December 5

Saturday, December 6

Sunday, December 7[/quote_box_right]December is upon us in full swing with holiday performances, the holiday edition of the First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights,  the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration and much more. Season-long events and attractions like Zoo Lights, Bruce Munro’s Field of Lights at Discovery Green, the Hermann Park Holiday Train, The Ice at Discovery Green and Ice Land Ice Sculptures with SpongeBob SquarePants at Galveston’s Moody Gardens continue to appeal.

And there’s a lot more great stuff to do in Houston this weekend, including the non-holiday variety. Check it out all of our favorites in our full Weekend Guide below.

Things to Do All Weekend

Thursday, December 4, 2014

  • Mid Main First Thursday – Eat, shop and rock in Midtown’s lively stretch of Main Street, with drinks and music in the Art Garden and specials and freebies at local shops and restuarants. $5 donation to Houston Tomorrow for entry into the Art Garden. 5pm to 10pm.
  • Schmeckenfest in La Grange | FREE – Sample hot cider from various shop owners at Schmuckenfest in La Grange while enjoying music, treats sold by local nonprofit organizations and a visit from Santa. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Happy Hour Thursday at MFAH | FREE to attend – Browse the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and enjoy a cash bar, local DJ and food from Ladybird Food Truck. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Open House at Culinary Institute LeNôtre | FREE – Learn about your options for starting a career in the culinary arts with a tour of the school, presentation and a tasting session. To RSVP, send an email to [email protected]. 6:30pm.
  • Touring Taste of Dance Salad Festival Film Premiere at MFAH | FREE – See the film debut of great performances from the 2014 festival, including Paris Opéra Ballet, Beijing Dance/LDTX, Royal Danish Ballet and Norwegian National Ballet. A reception follows the film. 7pm.
  • Jerrod Niemann in Concert at the House of Blues – Country singer and songwriter Jerrod Niemann, known for his hits “Lover, Lover” (a cover of Sonia Dada’s “You Don’t Treat Me No Good“) and the recent “Drink to That All Night” performs in Downtown Houston. Chris Lane opens. $26; limited discounted $10 tickets available. 7pm.
  • Holly Jolly Jingle at Cynthia Woods | FREE – Head to The Woodlands for a concert full of holiday cheer. Arrive early for pre-concert activities like visiting with Frosty, playing in the snow, and making arts and crafts. 7pm.
  • Ulysses, Home: A Panel about PTSD | FREE – Take part in a panel discussion about post-traumatic stress disorder at The Jung Center. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Trace Adkins in Concert at Stafford Centre – See Trace Adkins perform songs from The King’s Gift and other holiday favorites at The Christmas Show at Stafford Centre. Tickets start at $59; two VIP experience packages are available for $150 or $250. 8pm.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Things to do on Saturday, December 6 & Sunday, December 7, 2014.
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